The NASA Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite 2 (ICESat-2)
launched in September 2018. The satellite is a next generation, space-borne
altimeter, with mission goals that include the determination of changes in
our polar ice sheets and the ultimate contribution of these changes to mean
sea level rise. While this satellite was developed with a polar mission in
mind, it collects data globally; as such the data products span the earth
sciences. This seminar will give an overview of the new technology, present
applications of satellite laser altimetry in the polar regions, and provide
the audience with a sense of the full complement of ICESat-2 data products.
Dr. Brunt is an Associate Research Scientist with the University of Maryland and at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She obtained a B.S. and a M.S. in Geology from Syracuse University and the University of Montana, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Chicago in 2008 and worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, using ICESat laser altimetry data. Dr. Brunt is part of the ICESat-2 mission and is currently working on post-launch calibration and validation of the elevation data.
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